The Gaming PCs With Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition

Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition is six-cored, twelve-threaded, and starting to show up in a lot of gaming rigs by some popular builders:

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This is definitely only the first wave of rigs powered by this chip, so there's no need to rush out and shop just yet, but we're definitely excited to see some of these systems. [Engadget]

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Most games only use 2 cores. Now were dealing with 6 real and 6 virtual cores. Im sorry gaming companies, but these chips are aimed for workstation and rendering computers. And not one of these professionals will use a computer that looks like it came from a scifi movie in the 90's, and that is using overclocked, non-server parts.